Friday, 31 August 2012

Baby pleating...


It's my turn to host the Friday Mashup challenge this week and I decided to combine a theme (baby) and a technique (pleating)...

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project with "Pleating".
  2. Or Make a "Baby Theme" project .
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with "Pleating and a Baby Theme".

I even created a tutorial for paper pleating, which you can find here.

And here's my creation for this challenge:

I must say, I really love how this one turned out! I used one of the tags from the Snow Festival printed tags from the Autumn/Winter catty (starting tomorrow in the UK!!). I pierced around the edge and layered the baby grows (from the Baby Tees wheel) over the top (these were rolled with Stazon on watercolour paper and watercoloured - I added some silver dazzling details to the star and sleeves of the blue/green ones for a bit of baby bling). The sentiment was created using two stamps from Pennant Parade stamped in Baja Breeze and punched with a 1" circle punch. I pierced around the circle and layered it on a flower from the Blossom Party die.

The paper pleated panel is a piece of Twitterpated dsp scored and folded using the box-pleat method (see my tutorial for more details on how to do this). I layered this strip on a piece of Baja Breeze card with a strip of white punched with the dotted scalloped ribbon border punch peeking out underneath. The dsp in the background is Daffodil Delight patterns. I added some white organza ribbon (I have a ribbon addiction it seems!) to finish.

Make sure you pop over to the Friday Mashup and check out what the rest of the Design Team have created...

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. Ooh lovely, great use of the festival tags, as it's a lovely shape.

  2. SO pretty!! I love the colours and the box-pleating looks amazing. I love all the little details (white dotted scallop, dazzling diamonds, paper-piercing... I could go on!) Thanks for the great challenge this week :)

  3. Amy, I just love love this baby card. You have added some many little elements to it - it is so pretty - makes me think twice about those festival tags as I could not think how I could use them!

  4. Those colored onezies are adorable! I love all the patterns that you've used here, and those pleats in the background look fabulous! This is an absolutely gorgeous card!

  5. Beautiful card Amy! The onesies are lovely and your coloring is great! The box-pleating looks amazing, I love every single detail on your card. Thanks for the fun challenge this week.